On Oct. 26, Michelin released its fifth edition of the Michelin Guide San Francisco, Bay Area & Wine Country 2011. The guide is available for purchase for $18.99 and covers San Francisco proper including Sonoma County and the South Bay.
A total of 519 restaurants are included in the book, and out of those, 74 are categorized as “Bib Gourmands,” otherwise known as “Inspectors’ Favorites for Good Value.” Two Bay Area restaurants earned three stars in the Michelin Guide San Francisco, Bay Area & Wine Country 2011. Three stars represent the highest honor Michelin bestows. Only 91 restaurants worldwide have the three-star acclaim.
“San Francisco is famed for its diversity — its people, its politics, its scenery and of course its food,” said Jean-Luc Naret, director of the Michelin Guides. The guide is divided into six sections: San Francisco City, East Bay, Marin, Peninsula, South Bay and Wine Country. Forty-three unique cuisines are represented in the Michelin Guide San Francisco, Bay Area & Wine Country 2011. Along with San Francisco, guides are also produced for New York and Chicago. The Chicago guide will be released on Nov. 17.
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